Can builders afford to build sustainably?

Maycock, Louis (2007) Can builders afford to build sustainably? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    With your house being the most expensive purchase you are ever likely to make, are we prepared to pay today for what property developers should be "building for tomorrow"? This paper investigates whether sustainable building techniques hold a profitable market for the developer. It displays an understanding of the term sustainable development, various sustainable techniques, and explores the issues surrounding such builds. Primary data focuses on the public and developers' attitudes towards sustainability; data was collected through the means of emailed questionnaires both to estate agents and developers. The data collected indicates a non-profitable market for sustainable builds at the moment, this is mainly due to negative attitudes held by the public and a lack of finical, technological and educational support by the government, furthermore the results indicate that the planning system drives sustainable building, yet the conservativeness of same system prevents the use of such techniques.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/453

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